I know that it is required by Muslims that the Qur'an be treated respectfully -- the physical book should not be abused or desecrated etc. But, does anyone know if using the Qur'an as a book cipher would be considered desecrating it? The book(s) would not be harmed but a code would be used to pick out individual words within the text to create messages for my purposes.
Searched: qur'an (and variations), desecration of the qur'an.
ETA: it would be in the Arabic -- part of the reason for the choice is the fact that the Qur'an, due to the long preference for a single language, has a pretty stable text.